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An homage to Streetfilms: 200 films and countless inspirations

Posted by on April 9th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

clarence Eckerson, BikeTV

Clarence and his camera.
(Photo © J. Maus)
-Watch video below-

We’ve featured many films from the crew at Streetfilms over the years. Their pioneering work — which has highlighted everything from ciclovias to separated bikeways — has had a major impact on the national and global livable streets movement.

Earlier this week, Streetfilms’ head provocateur, filmmaker Clarence Eckerson, sent word that they had published their 200th film. To celebrate this milestone, they put together a fun, 3-minute promo video that features highlights from their most memorable moments and a montage of the personalities that have graced their lens.

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Watch the promo below (and go over to Streetfilms.org and leave a comment to show them some much-deserved love):

To the entire Streetfilms crew…keep up the stellar work.

To all the Portlanders out there, you’ll get a chance to meet Mr. Eckerson and view some of the best of Streetfilms at the upcoming Filmed by Bike, which opens next Friday, 4/17.

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  • Hart April 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Great job, Street Films! I send links to the Mt. Hood Freeway video almost every other day.

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  • Paul Tay April 9, 2009 at 1:06 pm


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  • revphil April 9, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    oh how i miss the unpolished feel of bikeTV.org

    now all these young upstarts with their fancy editing skills and reputable sources and clear message and legitimate purpose and hairy camera operators.

    Not like the old days

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  • Ayleen April 9, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Way to go, Clarence and crew!

    Filmed by Bike has deedicated an ENTIRE PROGRAM to some of the best of Streetfilms in our Wednesday (4/22) program Going for the Gold. There will be three themed segments with punchy short short commentary in between.

    Call it wonk made cool, if you will.


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